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22 October - 13 November
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Brains and Bones - Shaping our Bodies and Behaviour

Please note this event has been postponed. The new date will be confirmed here shortly.

What’s on offer?

An interactive 45 minute presentation on the fascinating relationships between the shape of our bodies, our behaviour, and the world around us. With a particular focus on the morphology of our skeletons and our brains, we hope to demonstrate how our behaviour and our bodies are inextricably linked.

This will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session where attendees can interact with the teaching materials and will be asked to vote on the answer to the following question: which is more influential, the shape of our environment or the shape of ourselves?

What’s it about?

Some of the big questions in Evolutionary Anthropology will be tackled when a biological archaeologist and an evolutionary neuroscientist tackle how our bodies have changed over millions of years, how these changes have impacted (and have been impacted by) our behaviour, and how this dynamic makes us uniquely human. 

Experience some hands-on evidence from the anthropological fossil record and evidence that's kept in our very own bodies today.     

Who’s leading the event?

Sarah M Rosen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Durham University and Robert Barton, Professor of Anthropology at Durham University

Open to

Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, especially children and their families

Scheduling information

new date tbc